Transitional Provisions

Transitional Provisions

Transitional Provisions

Transitional Provisions

- Constitution of Egypt

Chapter 3: Transitional Provisions

Article 226: Presidential term

The current presidential term comes to an end four years from the date of the President taking office. He may only be re-elected only once.

Article 227: End of terms

Every position for which a limited term is stipulated in the Constitution or by law,whether a non- renewable or renewable once, is calculated from the date the position was assumed. The term of office also expires if the person in office reachesthe retirement age as prescribed by law.

Article 228: High Electoral Committee

The High Electoral Committee, existing at the time this Constitution comes intoeffect, undertakes the full supervision of the first parliamentary elections. The fundsof the Committee and of the High Presidential Elections Committee are transferred to the National Electoral Commission, as soon as the latter is formed.

Article 229: First parliamentary elections

Procedures for the first parliamentary elections begins within 60 days of thisConstitution coming into effect, the first legislative term held within 10 days from the date of announcing the final result of the elections. Workers and farmers shall be represented in this council by not less than 50% of its members. A worker is definedas anyone who is employed by another for a wage or salary. A farmer is anyonewhose occupation has been in agriculture for at least ten years prior to his candidacy for parliament. The law shall specify the rules and conditions necessary for consideration as a worker or farmer.

Article 230: Existing Shura Council

The existing Shura Council assumes full legislative authority until the new Council of Representatives is formed. Full legislative authority will then be transferred to theCouncil of Representatives, until the election of a new Shura Council, which occurs within six months from the start of the Council of Representatives’ session.

Article 231: First legislative elections

The first legislative elections following the adoption of this Constitution are held inthe following manner: two-thirds of the seats are to be won by a list-based electoralsystem and one-third by individual candidacy, with parties and independent candidates allowed to run in each.

Article 232: Leaders of the National Democratic Party

The leadership of the dissolved National Democratic Party are banned from politicalwork and prohibited to run for presidential or legislative elections for a period of 10years from the date of the adoption of this Constitution. The term ‘leadership’ isdesigned to include everyone who, on 25 January 2011, was a member of theSecretariat of the Party, the Policies Committee or the Political Bureau, or anyonewho was a member of the People’s Assembly or the Shura Council during the twolegislative terms preceding the Revolution.

Article 233: Composition of the Supreme ConstitutionalCourt

The Supreme Constitutional Court, after this Constitution enters into force, shall becomposed of its current head and its ten most senior members. The rest of themembers shall return to the posts that they occupied prior to their appointment to the Court.

Article 234: Appeals against criminal convictions

The law on appeals of criminal convictions that is mentioned in paragraph three ofArticle 77 of the Constitution will apply one year after the Constitution has come into force.

Article 235: Existing local administration system

The existing Local Administration system shall remain in place, and the system laiddown in this Constitution applied gradually over the 10 years following from thedate of its adoption.

Article 236: Constitutional declarations

Constitutional declarations issued by the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces andby the President of the Republic from 11 February 2011 to the date of the adoptionof this Constitution are hereby repealed. Their consequent effects remain valid andin force and may not be appealed.

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